Saturday, May 20, 2023, will be remembered as one of the most exciting days the sport of boxing has provided in recent memory. Out in Dublin, Ireland, undisputed super lightweight champion Chantelle Cameron handed Katie Taylor the first loss of her professional career. Hours later, Devin Haney earned a polarizing decision victory against former unified champion Vasyl Lomachenko. Haney celebrated his most recent title defense as many in the crowd questioned the judges’ evaluation of the match, including lightweight contender Shakur Stevenson. Invited into the ring after the fight, Stevenson was unequivocal in his feelings regarding the judges’ scorecards.
“Lomachenko should be the undisputed champion. He won. He won that fight,” Stevenson told ESPN’s Mark Ortega said.
With that said, Shakur Stevenson remains interested in fighting Devin Haney for the undisputed lightweight title. In his words, the reigning champion is “not on [his] level.”
“Let’s make it happen, I think that should happen next. Devin’s not on my level and I’m [gonna] show it,” he added.
After retaining his titles, Haney did mention that potential fights with Shakur Stevenson and Gervonta “Tank” Davis interest him. However, he has not ruled out moving up to the super lightweight division.
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— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) May 21, 2023